Teatro de la Maestranza

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Teatro de la Maestranza
Teatro de la Maestranza - Seville.JPG
Address Paseo de Colón 22[1]
Type Opera House
Capacity 1,800
Opened 1991[2]
Years active 1991 -
Architect Aurelio del Pozo and Luis Marín

The Teatro de la Maestranza is an opera house located in Seville, Spain.[1]

The theatre was conceived to be one of the main cultural venues of the Seville Expo '92,[3] and the first performance took place in 1991, shortly before the inauguration of the International Expo. The theatre was re-refurnished in 2005.[3]

Although the Teatro de la Maestranza is mainly devoted to opera,[1] there are also performances of Zarzuela (Spanish operetta) and other musical performances.[1]

The resident orchestra is the Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra (ROSS).[4] and the artistic director is Pedro Halffter.[5] The theatre is the ROSS’ main concert venue and the home of the Choir of the Friends' Society of the Maestranza Theatre.[6]

On 16 July 1992, during a rehearsal at the Teatro de la Maestranza for a performance by the Opéra national de Paris of Verdi's Otello, a suspended platform which formed part of the scenery collapsed onto the stage, killing a female member of the chorus and injuring a further 41 people, several of them seriously.[7]


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Coordinates: 37°23′02″N 5°59′50″W / 37.3838°N 5.9971°W / 37.3838; -5.9971